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Acer revs up Ferrari notebook

Acer has launched the latest in its line of Ferrari branded notebooks — the Ferrari 1000. The notebook joins the Ferrari 4000 — first released in 2003 — and Ferrari 5000 in the Taiwanese vendor’s stable of models featuring the Italian motorcar’s iconic prancing horse.

“The Acer Ferrari 1000 is an immediate leader amongst its peers in terms of power and performance and we are confident that the latest in the Acer Ferrari range will be a huge success when we showcase it at Gitex 2006,” Graham Braum, business development manager of mobility and cameras at Acer Middle East, said in a statement.

Like its predecessors, the latest Ferrari is encased in carbon fibre, which the company claims is lighter and eight times stronger than regular steel.

Acer reckons this makes the 1000 better equipped to deal with the rigors of travel while not forcing the owner to lug around a heavy notebook — the 1000 weighs just 1.8kg.

The new notebook features AMD’s Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile processor, makes use of DDR2 RAM, can offer up to 160Gbytes of permanent storage via a 2.5 inch Serial ATA hard drive and has a a 12.1-inch wide-screen LCD.

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